Demystifying the Business of Performing Arts


It’s been six years since Fordham and the Juilliard School first collaborated on a course focusing on the business of the performing arts.

Now course instructor William F. Baker, PhD, the Claudio Acquaviva SJ Chair and Journalist in Residence, has compiled a new book that culls some of that class’s major notes.

Baker, together with Evan Leatherwood and Warren Gibson, PhD, has published The World’s a Stage: How performing artists can make a living while still doing what they love (American Management Association, 2016). The book follows the storied history of the performing arts and finds that, while the artists’ world has changed, their struggle to make a living has not.

Read the full story at Fordham News.



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